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In the long-term, these Sims can gain non-romantic relationships pretty quickly when they are the victims of mischief-type social interactions. So here are a few traits that could spice relationships up: You know, the type of girl/guy who seems to think that it is perfectly acceptable to. The five categories of a Sim's character values are their Manners, Sims with this trait start with relationship bonuses and increase how quickly.
Sims who go to school, do their homework, and stick to their jobs if they're Teenagers will increase this value. Skipping school or doing poorly and ignoring homework will decrease it.
Empathy[ edit ] Empathy measures how well this Sim gets along with others and their overall respect to another Sim's feelings. Teenagers will struggle a bit with this one as it's raised by helping other Sims through negative emotions, and in a happy household there may not be many ways they can help. However, they can volunteer their time with phone commands which will increase this value. Children conversely can use their Doctor's Kit toy to increase it. Using Mean-type social interactions to anyone will decrease this value.
Conflict Resolution[ edit ] Conflict resolution governs how the Sim responds to arguments or any situation where they have to deal with things they don't want to. The value increases by apologizing, talking things out especially when they're suffering negative emotions, and helping others fix bad relationships.
The value goes down when the Sim argues or physically fights. Good Manners[ edit ] Sims with this trait start with relationship bonuses and increase how quickly they gain non-romantic relationships. They also will never use Be Gross-type interactions around others, but they gain a special Offer Gratitude social interaction when visiting another Sim's home lot.
Bad Manners[ edit ] Sims with this trait will swear a lot, use many Be Gross…-type self-interactions, and will always fail some social interactions.
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They also never automatically do the dishes, which is a serious problem when paired with the Neat Trait but not so bad when paired with the Slob trait. Emotional Control[ edit ] Sims with this trait have a much harder time suffering from negative Emotionsand when they do the emotions go away quickly on their own. This is a dangerous trait to pair with Slob. Squeamish[ edit ] These Sims are quick to trigger the Uncomfortable moodlet from filth or chaotic social surroundings. There are no positives from this trait, and thus is for playing a challenging Sim.
Vegetarian[ edit ] These Sims draw the Uncomfortable or Sad emotion if they eat anything meat-based, and will never do so on their own; it would have to be a manual command you force them to activate.
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Many recipes in the game are "vegetarian-safe," shown as such when hover the cursor over their plates. Vegetarian Sims tend to live somewhat longer than non-vegetarians. These affect the impact of certain social interactions and make relationships easier or harder to create and maintain.
Bro[ edit ] These Sims trigger the Energized Emotion from watching sports on television, but otherwise need other Bros to interact with; a solo Bro is a lonely Bro indeed. These Sims gain special interactions with other Sims who also have the Bro trait. Evil[ edit ] These Sims trigger the Happy Emotion when near other Sims who are suffering negative emotions or negative moodlets, even if this Sim had nothing to do with the target's misery.
They gain special social interactions, but automatically trigger the Anger emotion when near Sims with the Good trait. Sims with this trait will almost always attempt negative social interactions when controlled by the AI. Family-Oriented[ edit ] These Sims trigger the Happy Emotion when near related Sims and gain special social commands to boast about their family.
However, they'll trigger Sad if it's been a while since they've interacted with their family.
Good Sims can help alleviate negative moodlets from others, and can donate to charity. This is where it gets tricky - and this is where the article comes into play.
The Sims 4 Relationships
Making Connections Even the most social of sims typically will not go wandering out into the world looking for companionship. Without guidance, sims will sit indoors most of the day, only leaving the house to take out garbage or go to work. There are a few ways for your sims to meet other, unrelated sims: Send them out onto the street. Your sim can - and sometimes will, if left in the right spot - strike up conversations with these passers-by.
This is something of an iffy prospect, but it sometimes works, and is most likely to be successful during the evening when sims are home from their jobs. Simply zoom out as far as you can in Live Mode, click the magnifying glass that appears on your screen, and send your sim to a location of your choosing.
These places will be populated by a large number of sims even late at night, and if you choose your destination wisely you will probably find lots of sims with similar interests to your own. Of the methods listed, this is easily the best for striking up a friendship… and any romance that may follow. Meeting other sims is, of course, just the beginning. Now you need to begin the process of romance, and that begins with determining compatibility.
Sims interacting over a drink in The Sims 4. Is that sim right for me?
Each sim is unique. Possessed of a different combination of Aspirations and Traitsthe many sims of The Sims 4 are bound to act, and react, in vastly different ways from one another.
Consequently, not every sim will get along. What does this mean for relationships? In short, it means that not every pairing is going to work. Indeed, some sims will outright loathe one another, because their viewpoints are radically different, and attempting to forge a relationship between two such passionate haters… not a good idea. As such, you should test the waters a bit with prospective romantic candidates before sending your sim in for the kill. There are a few different ways of doing this: The easiest is to have your sim introduce themselves to another sim.
Watch the icons that appear above their heads.
If you see a lot of plus signs, they probably get along just fine. If there are lots of minus signs from the start, though, this relationship is not likely to work. Mind that you should be looking for consistent minus signs - even the best of buddies are still likely to disagree every now and then.